Movies About Art

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Movies About Art

Ever viewed these Movies About Art? We guarantee you'll find some new picks. We found 12 of the best ones.

Tim's Vermeer (2013)

Tim's Vermeer
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Teller, starring Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull, Philip Steadman
Rated PG-13

"Tim's Vermeer" follows the journey of inventor and master innovator Tim Jenison as he attempts to re-create a painting by Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Through analyzing Vermeer's works, Tim discovers that the painter used a camera obscura to paint the details in his paintings and that Vermeer may have used the same technique to create his most famous painting, "The Music Lesson". With the help of his friend, Penn Jillette, Tim goes on a journey to build a replica of the room in which Vermeer painted and to construct a camera obscura out of materials available in the 17th century. After months of trial and error, Tim is able to use the camera obscura to paint a replica of Vermeer's masterpiece, proving Vermeer's technique and genius.

F for Fake (1973)

F for Fake
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Orson Welles, Gary Graver, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach, starring Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach, Elmyr de Hory
Rated PG

F for Fake is a 1973 docudrama directed by Orson Welles and Gary Graver and starring Welles, Oja Kodar, and François Reichenbach. The film explores the idea of art being a form of deception and is a mix of documentary, fiction, and comedy. The film follows Elmyr de Hory, an art forger, as he swindles the rich and famous with fake art, and Clifford Irving, who is exposed for writing a fake autobiography of Howard Hughes. The film is narrated by Welles and includes a number of interviews with both Irving and de Hory. It also features Kodar as a mysterious figure who is connected to both Irving and de Hory. The film is an exploration of the idea that art is ultimately a form of deception, as well as a darkly comic look at the nature of celebrity and fame.

The Art of the Steal (2009)

The Art of the Steal
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Don Argott, starring Julian Bond, David D'Arcy, Richard Feigen, Richard H. Glanton
Rated Unrated

The Art of the Steal is a 2009 documentary film directed by Don Argott that tells the story of the incredible battle to save the renowned Barnes Foundation art collection from relocation. The film follows the story of Dr. Albert C. Barnes, an eccentric millionaire from the early 20th century who established the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania, and the subsequent battle to keep his collection in its original home. Through interviews with lawyers, politicians, and other involved parties, Argott reveals a tangled web of backroom deals, political maneuverings, and moneyed interests, all of which threaten to undermine the legacy of one of the greatest art collections in the world. The film ultimately reveals the clash between those who wish to keep the collection in its original home and those who wish to move it to a museum in downtown Philadelphia. The Art of the Steal is a riveting look at the power of art and money, and how both can be used in the pursuit of a goal.

National Gallery (2014)

National Gallery
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Frederick Wiseman, starring Leanne Benjamin, Kausikan Rajeshkumar, Jo Shapcott, Edward Watson
Rated Not Rated

In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)

In the Realms of the Unreal
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Jessica Yu, starring Henry Darger, Dakota Fanning, Larry Pine, Frier McCollister
Rated Unrated

Alice Neel (2007)

Alice Neel
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Andrew Neel, starring Alice Neel, Michel Auder, Phillip Bonosky, Chuck Close
Rated Not Rated

Rembrandt's J'Accuse (2008)

Rembrandt's J'Accuse
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Peter Greenaway, starring Martin Freeman, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May, Emily Holmes
Rated Not Rated

Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (2014)

Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Arne Birkenstock, starring Wolfgang Beltracchi, Helene Beltracchi, Henrik Hanstein, James Roundell
Rated Not Rated

My Kid Could Paint That (2007)

My Kid Could Paint That
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Amir Bar-Lev, starring Marla Olmstead, Laura Olmstead, Mark Olmstead, Amir Bar-Lev
Rated PG-13

Beautiful Losers (2008)

Beautiful Losers
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Aaron Rose, Joshua Leonard, starring Julian Bennett Holmes, Thomas Campbell, Shepard Fairey, Jo Jackson
Rated Not Rated

Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2008)

Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Arne Glimcher, starring Alexander Blaise, Adam Gopnik, Tom Gunning, Owen Lund
Rated Not Rated

The Great Museum (2014)

The Great Museum
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Johannes Holzhausen, starring Arnout Balis, Christian Beaufort-Spontin, Marcello Farabegoli, Sylvia Ferino-Pagden
Rated Not Rated

 



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